- Kentucky offered Reilly Gibbons, Lorenzo Carter & Darrin Hall
- LSU offered Josh Malone & DeShone Kizer
- NC State & Wisconsin offered Dareian Watkins
- Ole Miss offered Dylan Thompson, Kevin Mouhon & Lorenzo Carter
- Texas Tech offered Nick Glass
- Arkansas offered Jamarco Jones
- Virginia Tech, Texas A&M & Florida State offered Clifton Garrett
- Arizona offered Andy Bauer
- Oklahoma offered Orlando Brown
- Missouri offered Ian Bunting
- Oklahoma State & Ole Miss offered Poona Ford
- Georgia offered Todd Kelly
- Florida State offered Dominque Booth
- Maryland offered Austin Roberts
BN $ - Marshall - Coombs Talk Again '14 MI DE Lawrence Marshall
- By BK...Miss State, Nebraska and Tennessee are some of his newest offers...wants to take officials before deciding...visiting OSU again this summer with his teammates.
Scout $ - Ohio Sophomore Lands Fourth '15 OH RB Darrin Hall
- By The Bank....Kentucky offered today, to go along with Nebraska, Illinois & Indiana. Also hearing from Florida Atlantic, Michigan State & Ohio State.
A whirlwind February is almost behind Urban Meyer, Thad Matta, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. What will March 2013 have in store?
Heading into the final days of February, it's been quite the month to remember in recruiting for Ohio State. In addition to bringing in OSU's second class of the Urban Meyer-era, the Buckeyes saw a Sunday in which they received three class of 2014 commits in a stretch of about an hour...only to have one of them decommit just over 48 hours later.
Of course things haven't been quite as frantic for Thad Matta and the basketball Bucks. After landing two potential future stars in class of 2014-ers Keita Bates-Diop and Jae'Sean Tate this past fall, Matta, Jeff Boals, and company seemed content to keep things on the down low unless the right opportunity presented itself. In a rather off the radar move, the men's basketball Buckeyes added raw, but high ceilinged forward David Bell earlier this month. the big man became the third commit in the Buckeyes' 2014 basketball recruiting class.
But jumping back to the inaugural commit for the 2014 class, Keita Bates-Diop, the 6-7 power forward from Illinois, chose the Buckeyes over the likes of homestate Illinois, Louisville, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Marquette, oh, and some team that just lost to previously 0-14 in conference play Penn State, Michigan. But while the Nittany Lions were busy making the magic happen on the hardwood, so too was Bates-Diop. Bates-Diop hit a tough game winner against in-city rival Bloomington High to give his University High School a 55-53 win on Wednesday. I imagine just about any Buckeye basketball fan would take a buzzer beater on demand from a precocious big in a heartbeat.
We caught up with 4-Star WR Saeed Blacknall to talk about Ohio State, his recruiting process, and what the future holds for him.
Ohio State's scholarship offer to 4-Star wide receiver Saeed Blacknall on February 13th was one he was certainly waiting for, as Saeed told me on February 2nd, "I can't wait 'til that offer, that's going to be big!!" The New Jersey native certainly blew up since the Buckeyes gave him the big news, as he has been offered by Florida State, Wisconsin, and Syracuse in the past two weeks.
Saeed grades out as a 94 overall, is ranked the 160th best overall player in the nation, the 19th best wide receiver in the nation, and the 4th best player in New Jersey, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings. I had the chance to catch up with the stud wide receiver, check out what he had to say about his latest high school season, Ohio State, the recruiting process, and other general topics: